Area students win awards at Phillips’ Mill Youth Art Exhibition

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Featured pic –  Madeline Huntington of Ringos, NJ  Student at Hunterdon Central High School
1st Place for Sculpture   “Buffalo Wild Wings”   mixed media

Pic 2   Katherine Eo of Plainsboro NJ   Student at West Windsor-Plainsboro South
1st Place for Paper ect.   “Weird  Science”  Water soluble Graphite

Pic 3  Stutee Patel of Hillsborough NJ   Student at Hillsborough High School
Honorable Mention for Paper etc   “Princeton”  Pastel

 

The Phillips’ Mill Community Association is pleased to announce that it has hosted its 4th Youth
Art Exhibition which began January 21. In its first year 9 schools participated. Last year, the
number of participating schools was up to 14 and this year with all 14 schools returning and an
additional 5 schools joining the exhibition the number has climbed to 19 schools. These schools
are located in Bucks and Montgomery Counties as well as Mercer and Hunterdon Counties and
include both public and private schools.
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We are excited to see the number of schools electing
to participate in the show grow each year. This year’s show exhibits works by approximately
150 student artists. The exhibition is free for the schools and the artists, no commission on
sales is charged and there is no admission fee. There is no other show like this in the area. We
hope to see even more visitors this year.” Said, Kathy Schroeher, co-chair of the 2017 show.
The Youth Art Exhibition was conceived when Phillips’ Mill decided to build on the success of its
well respected adult Art Exhibition now in its 88
th
year. As the adult show seeks participation
from artist living within a 25 mile radius of the Mill, the Youth Art Show solicits participation
from the art departments of high schools located within a 25 mile radius of the Mill.
This year the 19 participating schools include Central Bucks East (Buckingham, PA), Central
Bucks West (Doylestown, PA), Council Rock High School North (Newtown, PA), Council Rock High
School South (Newtown, PA), Ewing High School ( Ewing, NJ), The George School
( Newtown, PA), Hillsborough High School (Hillsborough, NJ ), Holy Ghost Prep ( Bensalem, PA ),
Hopewell Valley High School (Hopewell, NJ ), The Hun School (Princeton, NJ ), Hunterdon
Central High School (Flemington, NJ), Neshaminy High School ( Langhorne, PA),New Hope-
Solebury High School (New Hope, PA), The Pennington School (Pennington, NJ ), Princeton Day
School ( Princeton, NJ ), Solebury School ( New Hope, PA), Stuart Country Day School
(Princeton, NJ ), Upper Dublin High School (Upper Dublin, PA )and West Windsor-Plainsboro
South High School (Plainsboro, NJ )
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This year, the Art Department at each school was asked to select 6 two-dimensional pieces and
2 three- dimensional pieces of works for the exhibition. The exhibited art includes painting,
watercolor, collage, pastel, graphite, digital art, photography, ceramics and sculpture. Cash
prizes were determined by this year’s juror artist Pat Martin and over $2,500 was awarded to
winning students.
The Youth Art Exhibition is open to the public on the following weekends in January and
February 2017. January 22, 28 and 29 and February 4, 5, 11 and 12.
The exhibition is open from 1:00PM to 5:00PM and is held at the historic Phillips’ Mill, 2619
River Road, 2 miles north of New Hope, PA. For additional information call 215-862-0582 or
visit www.phillipsmill.org.